5 June 1987 |
Sidcup, London, England
Charlie Clements (born 5 June 1987) is an English actor, best known for the role of Bradley Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from January 2006 to February 2010. He has won several soap and magazine awards for his performance.
Clements was born in Sidcup, Greater London. Before joining EastEnders he was studying for his A-levels (which he finished in 2005, aged 18) and working part-time in a Waitrose supermarket in Bromley. He attended Coopers Technology College in Chislehurst. Clements is a Charlton Athletic supporter.
He is a member of the band Brooks Lives, in which he plays the lead and rhythm guitar, and has been since he was in Year 9, when he got his first Squire Stratocaster.
Clements quit EastEnders in 2009, commenting that it was "time to move on and take on some new roles". Although the character died during the EastEnders live 25th anniversary episode on 19 February 2010, Clements is credited at the end of the episode on 22 February 2010. The police wanted to question Bradley regarding the death of Archie Mitchell and was attempting to escape when he was spotted by them. The chase led to the rooftop of the Queen Victoria public house and he died after falling from it. A newspaper later revealed that Clements left the soap because he disliked the attention he got from being in such a high-profile television series, although during an appearance on Loose Women in February 2011 he declared that this was totally untrue and said that he simply wanted to move on. Clements admitted that he was worried that he would struggle to find work after such a high-profile role: "I don't know what I'm going to do, it's scary thinking about life after EastEnders, it takes up so much of your life. I guess it's auditions, auditions, auditions for me. I just hope I get work."
Clements played the part of David Filde in a touring production of The Haunting, a play based on a story by Charles Dickens. He said of the role: "I play a young book-dealer who has been sent to a manor house in the middle of the country to catalogue the books of the late Lord Gray, who was the father of Paul Nicholas's character. Then strange noises start happening and books begin to fly off shelves. From there it's a quest to find out what is going on in the house".
From 23 May to 16 June 2012 Clements played the role of Mick in Meredith Oakes's controversial play "Faith" at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London. In preparation for this role Clements underwent full military training sessions, and was photographed performing drills and exercises in Central London as a part of the publicity for the show.
Clements also made a cameo in the CBC's Murdoch Mysteries, appearing in season 8 episode 14, "Toronto's Girl Problem".
- Won 'Best Newcomer' at the British Soap Awards
- Won 'Best Newcomer' at the Inside Soap Awards
- Won 'Best Couple' with Lacey Turner also at the Inside Soap Awards
- Won 'Best Soap Newcomer' at the TV Quick Awards.
- Won 'Most Popular Newcomer' at the National Television Awards
- Won 'Best Soap Actor' at the TV Quick Awards.
- Won 'Best Couple' again with Lacey Turner at the Inside Soap Awards.
- Nominated and shortlisted in the top four for 'Most Popular Actor' at the National Television Awards, but lost out to David Tennant.
- Nominated and shortlisted within the top four for 'Best Actor' at the British Soap Awards, lost out to Chris Fountain
- Won 'Best Soap Actor' at the TV Quick Awards
- Won 'Best Couple' with Lacey Turner at the Inside Soap Awards for the third consecutive year (a record)
- Casualty – Jake O'Reilly (2013)
- Coward (2012) – Skinner (short film)
- Popcorn (2007)
- EastEnders – Bradley Branning (2006–2010)
- The Car – Pizza Boy (2005) (short film)
- The Bill – Adrian Bickman (2005)
- YoungBlood Theatre Company.
- A Carpet of Broken Glass – Michael (2004) (YoungBlood Theatre Company, Riverside Studios)
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- "Charlie Clements: "I Just Want My Life Back"". TV Throng. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
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- Charlie, Clements. "Faith London". Actor. Faith London. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "BBC One – Casualty, Three's A Crowd". BBC Media. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Barrett, Claire (11 March 2015). "BBC man lays on laughter at lunch". BBC Ariel. Retrieved 11 March 2015.